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The Importance of Routine HVAC Maintenance

Air conditioner maintenanceYour HVAC system when properly maintained will provide long term comfort and safety for your family.  Your HVAC system is similar to that of a car – it needs routine care and maintenance to function properly.  A well maintained HVAC system will keep your home cozy or cool for many years to come.

Inspecting and servicing your HVAC system on an annual basis, over the life of the equipment, will save money, avoid major breakdowns, and keep your system running efficiently. Routine maintenance of your HVAC system provides a number of benefits.

  • Lower Energy Bills
    A neglected system slowly loses its ability to keep your home comfortable at the same level of efficiency it once did. Just as a car tune-up delivers better gas mileage, routine maintenance will keep your HVAC system running efficiently and consuming less fuel.
  • Servicing air conditionerFewer Repairs
    Regular HVAC tune-ups catch more serious problems before they occur and cause more significant damage.  For example, a fraying belt replaced before it breaks can avoid more expensive repairs.
  • Minimize Chances of a Major Breakdown
    It can be exceptionally inconvenient and uncomfortable to have your furnace or A/C unit break down on a sweltering summer afternoon or frigid winter night. Ongoing regular maintenance and inspections can lower the odds of having a catastrophic breakdown.
  • Longer Equipment Life
    Most furnaces tend to last for 15 to 20 years.  Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure the longevity of your heating system. Air conditioners and furnaces work best when they’re regularly serviced and cleaned.
  • Safer Operation
    A faulty HVAC system can endanger your family.  A cracked heat exchanger can allow carbon monoxide gas to escape creating some very dangerous conditions. Electric HVAC systems can also develop short circuits that create a serious fire hazard.
  • Healthy Air
    A properly maintained HVAC system will prevent problems with air quality. Clean filters and coils mean better breathing for an entire family.  An unmaintained HVAC unit is a breeding ground for dirt, mold and bacteria, all of which can cause or worsen respiratory problems.

HVAC Service AgreementMaintenance Steps You Can Take on Your Own
Performing a few basic maintenance tasks yourself between visits by the professionals can help keep your HVAC system running smoothly.

  • Change the HVAC air filter monthly. Some units have an indicator light that tells you when the filter is beginning to become clogged and blocking airflow.
  • Remove debris from around the outdoor unit.
  • Hose down the outdoor unit when dirt begins to accumulate on it.
  • Trim back foliage to at least 18 inches from the outdoor unit.
  • Keep supply and return registers unblocked by drapes, rugs or furniture.

Annual Maintenance Agreements Keep You On Schedule
Most of us tend to forget about annual maintenance services, and a pre-scheduled agreement insures that our HVAC system is well maintained, operates at peak efficiency, and product life is maximized.

These Maintenance Agreements offset the expense of servicing your HVAC system by offering …

  • Discounted air conditioner and heating system tune-ups
  • Diagnostic service calls at discounted rates
  • Discounts on repair parts

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To learn more about what Mecko’s Heating & Cooling offers go to Mecko’s Maintenance Agreement and A/C Spring Tune Up Special.

  • Get in Touch:
    We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Save Money:
    Regular service keeps your equipment at top efficiency and prevents breakdowns.
  • Request Service
    Use our online service request form to schedule your next appointment.
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Contact Info

  • 765-447-7555 phone
  • 765-448-2988 fax
  • P.O. Box 4982
  • Lafayette, IN
  • 47903